Tag Archives: conflict

“They killed my son”

Dr Manoharan recalls the day when his son was gunned down by Sri Lanka’s security forces The last time I heard from my son, Ragihar, was a mobile phone text message. It just said: “DAD”. That was 2 January 2006. … Continue reading

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20 years of independence but still no freedom

by Claire Beston, Amnesty International’s Eritrea Researcher Today – 24 May – is Eritrean Independence Day, marking a victory won at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. But now, 20 years on, many of the architects of independence languish … Continue reading

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In Aceh there is peace but no justice

By Olof Blomqvist, Asia-Pacific Press Officer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from Indonesia Simpang KKA was once known as a junction near a paper and pulp mill in Aceh, a region on the northern part of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. … Continue reading

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From the battlefield to the courtroom: Bosco Ntaganda in The Hague

By Sophie Rosenberg of the Democratic Republic of Congo research team at Amnesty International It’s been a very swift turn of events. Bosco Ntaganda – until a few days ago – wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was … Continue reading

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Investigating rocket attacks in Israel

By Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme It was dawn when we arrived in Israel to begin our investigation into rocket attacks from Gaza which by the end of the latest flare in … Continue reading

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